Investing should be easy – just buy low and sell high – but most of us have trouble following that simple advice. There are principles and strategies that may enable you to put together an investment portfolio that reflects your risk tolerance, time horizon, and goals. Understanding these principles and strategies can help you avoid some of the pitfalls that snare some investors.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Bridging the Confidence Gap
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Where Is the Market Headed?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.